BREAKING: Stabbing on Island leads to arrest

Port Isabel-South Padre Press


Devin Splawn is charged with a second-degree felony after allegedly stabbing two SPI residents.

According to authorities, 20-year-old Devin Splawn is accused of stabbing two men at an apartment building on East Carolyn Street on South Padre Island. Splawn, who was also stabbed during the incident, attempted to flee, but was apprehended by nearby witnesses after being chased for several blocks. He was held until police arrived to the scene at around 12:40 a.m.

The confrontation allegedly began with a dispute over a woman. All three subjects were transported and treated at area hospitals and have been released.

Splawn remains detained and is being charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Police also discovered that he had an outstanding warrant in Denton County for evading arrest. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.

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